Imperial Policy in Ukraine

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In A History of Ukraine, historian Paul Robert Magosci depicts Russian imperial policy in Ukraine as a continuous march to Russian subjugation over Ukrainian territory.  Magosci posits that Peter I began the policy of subjugation and Catherine II realized it.  However, an analysis of the reigns of the dominant Russian monarchs of the Eighteenth-Century, Peter I and Catherine II, illustrates

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Ukraine in Austrian and Russian Empires

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Ukrainians lived in two separate empires and were subject to two different administrations during the Nineteenth Century.  These separate administrations caused a budding national movement to take shape in significantly different ways due to the different levels of freedom and development each empire allowed the Ukrainians. Russia refused to recognize Ukrainians as being a separate nationality or minority, while Austria

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Politics of Mikhail, Prince of Chernigov

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The last Grand Prince of Kiev, Mikhail Vsevelodovich, a senior prince in the Ol’govichi family tried to unite Southern and Norther Rus.  The Ol’govichi withdrew from the succession to the Kievan throne during the time of Vladimir Monomakh, when they were given Chernigov as their eternal principality.  However, Mikhail’s grandfather and father usurped the throne in the late Twelfth- and

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